Laidlaw fully devoted to Gloucester

Date published: April 30 2015

Despite facing his old side in Friday's Challenge Cup Final, Gloucester's Greig Laidlaw is fully focused on getting his new club some silverware.

The Scotland star will line up against Edinburgh at The Stoop for the first time since leaving the Scottish outfit who he played for from 2007-2014.

Discussing his decision to move and his hopes for Friday, Laidlaw said he wouldn't be distracted by the opposition with a trophy on the line.

"Ironically, it is against Edinburgh, but regardless of the result, [the move] was the right direction for my career. I play for Gloucester, my family will be supporting Gloucester and I want Gloucester to win," said Laidlaw.

"It will be a little bit strange at the start of the game but once it kicks off it will be just like any other. But it is a big game and occasion.

Laidlaw added that he had offered what advice he could to the squad about Edinburgh's potential tactics ahead of Friday's clash.

"I've tried to pass on a few bits of information about how certain players play at Edinburgh," revealed Laidlaw.

"The forward battle is going to be key to who wins the game, and we know that Alan Solomons (head coach) will have Edinburgh fired up. He has really taken the team on this season.

"We have improved loads as the season has gone on. We are getting to know each other, and we've played our best rugby in Europe.”